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    Tip: Save often. Even if I haven’t listed any glitches, the game itself can be awfully glitchy. You never know when you could accidentally die or glitch after having gone through an excessive amount of work. Again, SAVE OFTEN!

    The Black Star or Azura's Star
    Mission Name: The Black Star
    Missable: No
    Level Requirement: None
    Glitches: None

    To start this quest, head over to Azura's Shrine, which is directly south of Winterhold on top of a mountain. Click here for a picture of the location. You can, by the end of the quest, get one of two possible items (Black Star or Azura’s Star), either of which is fine for the achievement.

    Dawnbreaker
    Mission Name: The Break of Dawn
    Missable: No
    Level Requirement: Level 12 or higher
    Glitches: None

    To start this quest, head over to the Statute of Merida, which is west of Solitude. Click here for a picture of the location. Retrieve the beacon and clear the dungeon. Simple.

    Ebony Blade
    Mission Name: The Whispering Door
    Missable: No
    Level Requirement: Level 20 or higher
    Glitches: None

    Once you hit level 20, head over to the Bannered Mare (the Inn) in Whiterun and talk to the Innkeeper about rumours until the Innkeeper mentions the Jarl’s trouble with his son, Nelkir. Eventually, you’ll need to obtain a key, which you can pickpocket from the Jarl or Forengar (mage).

    A side note: Choosing the Stormcloaks in the civil war quest line does not effect this quest.

    Ebony Mail
    Mission Name: Boethiah’s Calling
    Missable: No
    Level Requirement: Level 30 or higher
    Glitches: Yes

    Once you hit level 30, you can seek out the Boethiah cult. You can find this quest by randomly finding a book called Boethiah’s Proving or finding it on the body of a Boethiah cultist and reading it. There’s also the option of finding the shrine (Sacellum of Boethiah), which can be found in this picture by clicking here.

    In this quest, you’re required to sacrifice someone. The easiest way, I found, is to hire a companion (The Bee and Barb in Riften, for example) and take them to the shrine.

    There is a very immense glitch with this mission that has been brought to my attention. If you sacrifice your person, the reincarnation of the Boethiah may not take place, making it impossible to finish the quest. Make sure you save before beginning this! Currently, there is no solution or fix for this glitch.

    Mace of Molag Bal
    Mission Name: House of Horrors
    Missable: No
    Level Requirement: None
    Glitches: Yes

    You need to have left Markarth and return for a second time to activate this quest. When you return the second time and pass the Abandoned House in Markarth, a gentleman named Vigilant Tyranus will be talking with a Nord named Yngvar. When Tyranus is done, he will ask you some questions and eventually you’ll help him through the house. Make sure you save before entering the house as many people have got stuck in the house and not able to leave.

    There is also another possible glitch where Vigilant does not show up in front of the house. If you have this problem then go out the main door of Markarth and Vigilant should be on the stairs or at the bottom of them. If he isn’t there then check around the stables.

    Masque of Clavicus Vile
    Mission Name: A Daedra’s Best Friend
    Missable: Yes
    Level Requirement: Level 10 or higher
    Glitches: None

    Once you reach level 10, head over to Falkreath and the Imperial Soldier at the entrance will ask you about a dog. Once you’re done speaking with him, he’ll send you over to Lod, the Blacksmith. You’ll eventually find a dog named Barbas and you’ll have to follow him around.

    Eventually, once you’ve done the entire quest, you’ll come to a decision: kill Barbas and keep the axe or return the axe and receive the Masque of Clavicus Vile. Take the latter option or you will not get the masque and, by extension, miss the Oblivion Walker achievement(Xbox 360). So make sure you do not kill Barbas.

    As a side note, you have to follow Barbas to find the daedric shrine. Barbas has awful path finding, so you can just meet him at Haemer’s Shrine, which is south of High Hrothgar’s mountain.

    Mehrunes’ Razor
    Mission Name: Pieces of the Past
    Missable: Yes
    Level Requirement: Level 20 or higher
    Glitches: None

    When you hit level 20, visit a city and a courier will approach you with a message telling you of a new museum opening in Dawnstar. Follow the quest marker and you’ll eventually come to Silus Vesuius’ house, you will see him arguing with a woman. Once that’s finished, go talk to Silus and go see his museum. Eventually, Silus will offer you the quest for the dagger.

    Please note that this artifact is MISSABLE. By doing this incorrectly, you will miss the Oblivion Walker achievement(Xbox 360). When you get to the end of the quest, you will have the option of killing Silus. Make sure that you kill him or you will not be able to create Mehrunes’ Dagger

    Oghma Infinium
    Mission Name: Discerning the Transmundane
    Missable: No
    Level Requirement: Level 15 or higher
    Glitches: None

    Try and start this quest early so that you do not have to go out of your way to find the blood of specific races.

    While doing the main storyline in Skyrim, you will eventually meet a mage named Septimus Signus, who is located at "Septimus Signus's Outpost." Alternatively, you can find this Outpost without doing the main story. The Outpost is located directly north from the College of Winterhold.

    who will give you a quest called “Discerning the Transmundane” that has a “Blood Harvest” requirement. You must harvest the blood of a High Elf, Wood Elf, Dark Elf, Falmer, and Orc. You harvest blood by interacting with the body. When doing so, it will give you the option of harvesting blood from the body.

    As a side note, this is probably the best daedric artifact. Upon reading the book, you have the option of increasing all skills by five levels. What these skills are depends on the path you chose, which are might (one hand, two hand, heavy armour, smithing, and blocking), shadows (alchemy, lock picking, pickpocketing, sneaking and speech), and magic (alteration, conjuration, destruction, enchanting, illusion, and restoration). My personal advice is to wait to use this on skills that are all very high. Plus there is a level up glich that can be found all over this site where you can level all your powers to their max.

    Sanguine’s Rose
    Mission Name: Night to Remember
    Missable: No
    Level Requirement: Level 14 or higher
    Glitches: Yes

    Sam Guevenne, who will challenge you to a drinking contest. When you find him and he challenges you, simply participate and the mission goes from there. Whiterun is the most common location he is found at. He can be, and has been, found at other Inn locations throughout the other eight major Holds. So if you don’t find Sam at the Bannered Mare in Whiterun Remember, you have to be level 14.

    Make sure you save before drinking with Sam, as it is possible that you won't get transported to the temple. Also, do not return to Misty Grove after leaving. Doing so may cause you to be stuck there forever.

    Skull of Corruption
    Mission Name: Waking Nightmare
    Missable: Yes
    Level Requirement: None
    Glitches: Yes, very glitchy

    To begin this quest, go to Windpeak Inn in Dawnstar. Once there, speak with Erandur.

    This quest can prevent you from earning the Oblivion Walker achievement(Xbox360). At the end of the quest, you have the option of killing Erandur or not. Kill Erandur or he destroys the Skull of Corruption.

    This quest is also very glitchy! Save often. The most common glitch is the disappearance of Erandur when entering the Nightcaller Temple. From my experience, this happens when you skip through his speech to quickly. Let him finish everything he has to say before entering the temple. There are a variety of other errors, so I recommend that you save often throughout the quest just incase.

    Spellbreaker
    Mission Name: The Only Cure
    Missable: No
    Level Requirement: Level 10 or higher
    Glitches: None

    To start this quest, head to the Shrine to Peryite, which is located above Karthwastern in the mountains. Click here for a picture of the location. Once arriving there, you’ll see a Khajit named Kesh. Once you’ve talked to him, he’ll ask you to collect the following: Vampire Dust, Deathbell Flower, Silver Ingot, and Flawless Ruby.

    These ingredients, minus flawless ruby, are extremely easy to find. Just head over to your resident alchemy store and they’ll sell the Deathbell Flower and Vampire Dust.
    For the Silver Ingot, head over to a blacksmith, who will sell it. If he/she only has silver ore then buy that and take it to a smelter and smelt it into a silver ingot. The hard one to find is the flawless ruby, which can give some people a headache.

    Also, this artifact is a shield. You may not get a notification that you have received this artifact, so check your inventory once you have completed the quest.

    The Ring of Hirscine or Savior’s Hide
    Mission Name: Ill Met by Moonlight
    Missable: No
    Level Requirement: None
    Glitches: Yes

    To begin this quest, head to Falkreath and talk to Sinding, a man who is jailed up in the Falkreath Jail, which is located downstairs in the Falkreath Barracks. If you have a hard time finding this then there is a way to have a quest marker on the location.

    Upon arriving into Falkreath, there will be a funeral. Go ahead and speak to Indara or Mathies. If the funeral is not happening when you enter Falkreath, you can look for them and they will tell you the location of Sinding.
    You will come to a point where you either have to kill Sinding or kill the hunters. Either choice will still net you a daedric artifact as killing the hunters will give you Hircine’s blessing and makes the ring uncursed. If you kill Sinding then you get the Hide.

    There is a glitch in this quest. You will come to a point where you have to hunt a Great White Stag. If you don’t kill it and let it run away, then it’s entirely possible that the Stag will glitch on top of an unreachable mountaintop. Make sure you kill the Stag the first time you see it!

    It is entirely possible to obtain both the Ring of Hircine as well as the Savior's Hide. In order to do so, first you must help Sinding eliminate the remaining hunters. After doing so, speak with Sinding to complete his quest objective, then kill him. When you remove his skin, immediately avoid contact with the Hircine's spectral avatar and exit the cave, leading you to the spirit of the white stag, which will then reward you with the uncursed Ring of Hircine. Now re-enter the cave and speak with Hircine's spectral avatar to receive the Savior's Hide. doing so will allow you to get the achievement for having 15 artifacts without getting one of the others.

    Ring of Namira
    Mission Name: The Taste of Death
    Missable: Yes
    Level Requirement: None
    Glitches: None

    Enter Markarth and go to the Understone Keep. Once there, you can speak to a man named Verulus, which will start you on a miscellaneous quest that has you investigating the Hall. When you’re investigating, a woman named Eola will talk to you. DO NOT refuse help to Eola.

    Wabbajack
    Mission Name: The Mind of Madness
    Missable: No
    Level Requirement: None
    Glitches: None

    To start this quest, head over to Solitude and look for a man named Dervenin, who should be near the graveyard. You’ll know who Dervenin is as he has no eyes. From there, just follow the instructions and do the quest.

    When you go inside Pelagius’ mind, you have to use the Wabbajack to help make Pelagius sane again. This is how you solve the puzzle:
    (1) Dream phase: You’ll know you’re in the dream portion of Pelagius when you see him laying on a wooden bed with a green blanket. Once you’ve found this, it’s time to begin. You will want to shoot everything in this exact order: Pelagius – Wolf – Pelagius – Bandit – Pelagius – Hagraven – Pelagius – Flame Atronach – Pelagius – Dragon Priest. You’re done. Time to move on to the next phase.
    (2) Confidence Phase: You’ll come upon Pelagius (named Confidence), who is extremely small and being beat up by a bandit named Anger. Using your Wabbajack, hit Confidence twice and Anger once. This should solve this portion of the puzzle, which leaves you with one more.
    (3) Arena Phase: In this part, you will see two Storm Atronachs fighting in an arena. Above the arena is three chairs, one big one in the middle (the throne) that is empty and two other chairs on either side with identical guards in it. Behind or beside the middle throne (this changes) is another person, which is the king. You will want to shoot either guard. It seems that it does not make a difference if you shoot the guard on the right or on the left. In the end, wolves will appear and begin attacking the king then everything disappears, signaling that you have solved it.

    Volendrung
    Mission Name: The Cursed Tribe
    Missable: Yes
    Level Requirement: None
    Glitches: Yes

    This quest will be initiated when you locate Largashbur, an orc encampment located far, far west of Riften and slightly south. Click here for a picture of its location. When you find Largashbur, you will see a giant attacking the orcs. Go ahead and kill the giant and the quest takes off from there. This is another fetching quest, so you’ll need to gather a daedra heart and troll fat. After collecting this stuff, you’ll need to retrieve a giant’s club, so you’ll be fighting a lot of giants. Make sure that you can defeat them or this quest will be a headache.

    There is a glitch for this mission. Make sure that you don't allow the giant to kill everyone or else you won't be able to activate the quest. If this does happen, load a save before it. This quest is also missable if you decide to kill the entire orc encampment or even just the orc witch. Also, do not hit an orc with your weapon as this will cause hostility. If you get hostile your gonna have to leave and come back later and pay in gold or blood to get rid of it


    If there are some glitches you came across and I do not have them listed, please post them and I'll add them.

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    Since no one's replied.

    Nice work, thanks.
     
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    No worries that is the nature of a informative post like this, very little thanks. 1 in 100 will even like and less will give rep.
     
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    Again very well done Purple! You're turning out to be a very helpful part of the community!
     
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    That is my goal I plan on taking on some mentoring soon but that really means stalking the help board for those in need. And thanks I like to think the posts I have made make it easier for others, especially like this one where I try to keep you from the gliches i found
     
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    It really is well done, and I fully understand where you are coming from on wanting to help others. The only way I could think of to improve this one in particular would be maybe having each name as a link to a UESP page for that particular artifact. It really is well done.
     
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    now i am not sure what that is, uesp, yet i think i should but my goal with these 3 posted tutorial was to have complete lists together in one place for people to reference.
     
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    UESP.net is the Unofficial Elder Scrolls Pages website. It includes just about anything and everything you'd need to know about TES games or anything else pertaining to them. AWESOME resource.
     
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    too cool I am checking it out now
     
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    This is one of the only achievements I have left to get on the 360, i'll be looking at that tonight I think...
    ThanksPurpleShew!
     
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    Thanks much and rep given. For those like me that refused to help Eola, it is still possible to get the achievements. check UESP's page on the Ill Met by Moonlight quest.
     
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    So glad I could help!
     
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    Thanks for the guide. Much appreciated :)
     
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    The Ring of Hirscine or Savior’s Hide
    Mission Name: Ill Met by Moonlight
    Missable: No
    Level Requirement: None
    Glitches: Yes

    To begin this quest, head to Falkreath and talk to Sinding, a man who is jailed up in the Falkreath Jail, which is located downstairs in the Falkreath Barracks. If you have a hard time finding this then there is a way to have a quest marker on the location.
    Upon arriving into Falkreath, there will be a funeral. Go ahead and speak to Indara or Mathies. If the funeral is not happening when you enter Falkreath, you can look for them and they will tell you the location of Sinding.
    You will come to a point where you either have to kill Sinding or kill the hunters. Either choice will still net you a daedric artifact as killing the hunters will give you Hircine’s blessing and makes the ring uncursed. If you kill Sinding then you get the Hide.

    There is a glitch in this quest. You will come to a point where you have to hunt a Great White Stag. If you don’t kill it and let it run away, then it’s entirely possible that the Stag will glitch on top of an unreachable mountaintop. Make sure you kill the Stag the first time you see it!

    It is entirely possible to obtain both the Ring of Hircine as well as the Savior's Hide. In order to do so, first you must help Sinding eliminate the remaining hunters. After doing so, speak with Sinding to complete his quest objective, then kill him. When you remove his skin, immediately avoid contact with the Hircine's spectral avatar and exit the cave, leading you to the spirit of the white stag, which will then reward you with the uncursed Ring of Hircine. Now re-enter the cave and speak with Hircine's spectral avatar to receive the Savior's Hide.
     
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    Again thanks guys glad the guide helped
     
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    Beautiful guide, thank you. I got some of them tagged as glitched without problems. maybe I'm too lucky!
     
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    thank you glad you like it, and good for you glad you missed the gliches
     
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    Here's the URL for USEPWiki:

    http://www.uesp.net/wiki/Skyrim:Skyrim

    I used it extensively, before I found a link in it that was confusing. The dilemma motivated me to search for another information source which led me here. I spent an hour reviewing this site and I was very impressed! That's the reason I became a member here, and spent the $10 to upgrade my membership.

    I always try to mention at the very beginning of a post, anywhere about gaming, two facts:

    1.Is the post a spoiler or not.

    2.What system I'm using to play, ie: a PC(which is prolly my usual), an XBox or a PS3.
     
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    There is a 20,000 character cap so I was not able to state i use a Xbo360
    But my guide is for all platforms the achievements I did meantion because some quests are missable and glichy, also I had to do a extra post for the edit cause of the character cap.

    Actually all of my tutorials are cross platform thanks to Jim my bff in reals for getting tired of Skyrim (gasp) and giving me his copy for the computer, and to my clueless ex-wife who after I meantioned the game bought it for my ps3 cause she thought I didn't have the game. Honestly I have TOO many hours in this on all three platforms.

    Someone give me a JOB, I need out of the house.
     
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